Charlsye Jean Barr Morriss passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2017 at the age of 90.
She was born to Maggie Mae Worthy Barr and A. L. (Loran) Barr on March 9, 1927 in Cottonwood. She graduated from Poly High School in Fort Worth, Texas and married Fred R. Morriss on April 20, 1946 in Weatherford.
She was a rancher and loved being on the farm and living at the lake after their retirement. She also loved plants and could make anything grow. She so enjoyed visiting her relatives and friends and going anywhere. She was a charter member of Lake Brownwood United Methodist Church where she faithfully served in many capacities.
She had been a resident of Brownwood Senior Care for over six years. The family would like to thank the sweet people at Brownwood Senior Care who took such great care of her as well as her wonderful doctors who kept her going for so many years — Dr. Byrd, Dr. Lyons, Dr. Pursley, Dr. Johnson, both Dr. Borens, and our sweet Dr. Tindol, who always came to help whenever we needed her, as well as many physicians assistants, nurses, aides and her Solaris Hospice caregivers. We are forever grateful to you for your love, care and concern.
Survivors are her daughter Melody and husband Terry Ferguson of Rising Star; grandson, Brooks Ferguson and wife Kazia of Brock; granddaughter, Summer Hudson and husband, Jimmy of Midland; great-granddaughters, Ally Ferguson, Shelby Ferguson, Jesslyn Hudson, Macie Hudson; great-grandson, Maverick Hudson; her niece, Debbie Dorasil of Fort Worth; and nephews Jimmy and Joe Morris of Wichita Falls and their families. Also surviving are her cousins who were like sisters to her, Dorothy Arnwine, Emma Dee Coppinger, Ann Long (who cared for her at her home for over a year), and Bonnie Barr and their families. And a special thank you to her cousin, Paula Dudley, who faithfully wrote her weekly while she was in the nursing home and sent photos for her to enjoy.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred R. Morriss.
She enjoyed people so much and had a host of friends. She always made the best out of life even in the hardest of situations. To honor her memory, donations can be made to The National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131 or Lake Brownwood United Methodist Church, 5751 Highway 279, Brownwood, TX 76801. She requested that her body be donated to UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Parkinson’s Research to help find a cure for the disease she fought for the past 25 years. The family will have a private memorial service.